Dates June 21 - June 30, 2018
Length 10 days
Ages Rising 8th graders (summer between 7th & 8th grade)
Location Delaware Water Gap
Tuition $100 application fee
Seasons Summer
Scholarship are available

Now is your chance to embark on a journey that will surely enhance your leadership potential. The journey, specifically for designed for 7th graders, is highlighted by a 10-day expedition, backpacking and canoeing the wilderness of the Mid-Atlantic and rock climbing picturesque cliffs. You and your peer Leaders will eat, sleep, and work together to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to learn the value of cooperation and communication in a challenging, team-oriented environment. Upon completion of the course, you will return home with new skills, exciting stories, meaningful friendships, and insight into the strengths that lie within you. As a graduate of Outward Bound’s GOAL program, you will have opportunities to cultivate you leadership skills to benefit your community through service projects, reunions, and workshops throughout the year.

The GOAL Expedition is a merit-based scholarship expedition awarded to some of the area's elite youth leaders who are excited to challenge themselves and discover their leadership potential. This scholarship is available for Philadelphia 7th graders interested in attending this summer’s expedition in the Delaware Water Gap.

To apply for participation:

- Apply online or complete the application packet including a personal intent essay and two letters of recommendation
- Submit $100 application fee – Fee will be refunded to applicants who are not accepted
- Submission deadline: March 16, 2018

Please submit all applications to [email protected]

After we receive your materials, you will be contacted for a brief interview.

Day 1: Arrive at Philadelphia Outward Bound base at 8:30 am to meet and greet your instructors and fellow crew members. You’ll play some icebreaker games then roll right into “Duffel Shuffle,” where you’ll receive all the gear you need for your expedition. Then, you’ll hit the road! When you arrive in the Delaware Water Gap, you’ll learn some of the skills you’ll need for your ten days in the woods and on the river.

Days 2-9: Backpack, rock climb, canoe, play games, discover your strength, learn leadership, have fun, learn, teach, reflect, and so much more!

Day 10: Return to the Philadelphia Outward Bound base to clean your gear, reflect on your expedition, and have your final moments together as a crew. Graduation with friends and family is at the Philadelphia Outward Bound Base at 1:00 pm.

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